The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Dec 1910

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p.1 The Highest Yet - new record for Welland Canal.



The steambarge Navajo and the steamer Hinckley, which left on Saturday morning for the scene of the wreck of the steamer John Sharples, had to return to the city, after going out a short distance, as they found that the weather was unfavorable for the work. The steamer Hinckley, shortly after arriving in port, cleared for Oswego.

There was quite a lot of ice in the harbor, up to Sunday, and marine men were saying, today, that if the weather had remained cold, people would have been able to drive over to Wolfe Island today. But then, the weather man ruled otherwise, and the steamboat companies are happy.

H.S. Folger left on Sunday on a business trip to Ogdensburg and Cape Vincent. In Cape Vincent, today, the insurance men will hold an investigation, regarding the burning of the steamer Ottawa.

The veteran steamer Pierrepont made a record trip to Cape Vincent on Saturday, in view of the very disagreeable weather. The steamer arrived here at 1:10 ? o'clock, and left again at 2:25 o'clock, arriving at Cape Vincent at 4:50 ? o'clock. This was indeed good time for this late season. On the trip over the Pierrepont had an extra heavy load of freight. Included in the freight was a cargo of three hundred cases of lemons, for Rees Bros., this city.

Coated over with ice, the steamer Glenella arrived from Fort William on Saturday morning, on her last trip of the season.

Witnessed the Launching - John McKelvey, H.A. Calvin and W. Fair ? of the Kingston Shipbuilding company and Capt. Robert Fraser and H. Thurston, of the M.T. company, were present on Saturday afternoon at the launching by the Collingwood Shipbuilding company of the largest steamer ever built in Canada, its length being 525 feet. After the launching, a luncheon was served at the Globe hotel, and addresses were delivered.


Navigation Still Continues.

On account of the condition of the weather and the fact that the trains at Cape Vincent were late the steamer Pierrepont did not arrive in the city until about quarter past two. Her freight was all discharged in a short time and she was able to start on her return trip about a quarter to three. The way the ice is becoming blocked in the harbor is making it bad for the boats which are still running. The ice is jammed together after being blown in off the lake and a good night's freezing would make it impossible for even the veteran ice-breaker, the Pierrepont, to get through. The steamboat men are hoping such will not be the case and would like to see the wind change.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Dec 1910